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How to Impress Your Co-writers

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Most of us would agree that making a great first impression is important – especially in the music business. Sometimes, you don’t get a second chance to hit it out of the park, so you’ve got to make that writing session count.… [more]

3 Great Songwriting Organizations You Should Know About – And How To Join Them

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If you’re looking to take the next step in your songwriting career, songwriting organizations are the first place you should look. They serve many purposes, and all of them are important – connecting with potential co-writers, connecting you with industry people, and offering career advice and song critiques, just to name a few.… [more]

You’ve Just Moved to Nashville – Now What?

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Hundreds, if not thousands, of aspiring artists and songwriters flood the city of Nashville each year with dreams of hitting it big. Although Nashville can be a pretty friendly place (Southerners are just so darn nice and approachable!), it’s easy to get overwhelmed and not know what’s next.… [more]

How To Not Blow Your Music Industry Meeting

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If you’re the creative type, business probably doesn’t come naturally to you. You’d rather be off by yourself writing songs or daydreaming than in a stuffy office, and are uncomfortable in that kind of setting. We got your back – this post is for you.… [more]

3 Red Flags That a Co-Write Isn’t Working

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Many artists and writers outside of Nashville tend to do solo writes (pop artists being an occasional exception). Nashville is a bit different in that writers often team up to collaborate. The process can be daunting and confusing.… [more]

4 Signs You’re Working With a Great Co-Writer

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Maybe you’ve had a run of songwriting appointments that weren’t clicking, or maybe you’re just starting out and want to get off on the right foot. Here are just a few tips to whittle down your potential list of co-writers to the real gems.… [more]

The Secret to Crowdfunding

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I can’t tell you how often artists ask “How do I pay for my album?” I even have frustrated friends in this boat, and I empathize. It’s difficult to come up with the money for a top flight album, and the costs can be staggering.… [more]

Read ‘Em And Weep: All Your Favorite Bands

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Every once in a while I come across songs that just stun me for one reason or another – the lyrics, the melody, the hook. Nine times out of ten, these songs wind up on my ipod, and I listen to them over and over – trying to figure out what makes them special.[more]

It’s the End of the World As We Know It

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Image Courtesy of KC Green – Used By Permission

The Lowdown on the DOJ Decision Regarding Songwriters Rights

 

The DOJ just dropped an atom bomb on songwriters rights and the publishing industry. Surprisingly, I’ve noted a lack of outrage on the part of many songwriters, and I think I see why.… [more]

Know When To Hold ‘Em…

How Songwriting And Poker Are Not As Different As You Might Think

 

I remember one of my first poker games very clearly.  The two cards in my hand were a pair – a low pair, but a pair nonetheless – and I was ecstatic. … [more]

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